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Description

Social workers support children whose disability means they have multiple and complex needs that significantly impacts on their daily life.

The social worker will meet with you and your child to complete a Children and Families Assessment to better understand your child’s and family’s needs. This will include, with your consent, talking to any professional already involved with your child. Following the assessment, should a need be identified, and your consent obtained, a Child in Need plan will be completed with you, which will detail agreed actions. Your child’s plan will be reviewed every 3 months.

Where concerns are raised about a child’s safety resulting in the need for more support, greater care and/or protection, social workers may need to carry out an investigation under Section 47 of the Children Act (1989) so that plans can be put in place to keep the child safe.

Emergency Duty Team – 0300 1232327 (out of hours)
East Duty Number – 01935 463969 (office hours)
West Duty Number – 01823 357009 (office hours)

You can find more information about the team on the Somerset Council Children with Disabilities page.

Type of provision

Specialist - This is for a small group of people with significant special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Contact details

Email childrens@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone 0300 1232224

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes

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